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How I retraced my roots at Villa Caemilla

Personal review from Vanessa Liwanag’s stay at Villa Caemilla Luxury Boutique Hotel in Boracay Island, Philippines. Feeling at Home - Villa Caemilla, Boracay Having lived in Europe for the longest time, tracing my roots coming back to Philippines had me yearning for a spot to call home. I grew up…


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Why You Should Sleep Under The Stars in Boracay

A personal review of Under The Stars in Boracay by Vanessa Liwanag.  The Story - Under The Stars, Boracay Part of our visit in the island of Boracay was a tour of the famed luxury property called Under The Stars, which is located on the calm beach of Tambisaan in Boracay, the Phillipines. Built by…


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Why heritage is all in the details at Hotel Felicidad

Personal review from Vanessa Liwanag’s stay at Hotel Felicidad in Vigan, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. The Arrival - Hotel Felicidad in Vigan, Philippines The north of the Philippines is home to numerous historical destinations which includes the quaint and charming city of Vigan. Stepping on the…


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How to be Swept Away by the Crimson Resort and Spa

Personal review from Vanessa Liwanag’s stay at Crimson Resort and Spa in Mactan Island, Cebu, Philippines. The Unique Setting - Crimson Resort and Spa A visit to the Philippines requires any itinerary to pay homage to the Queen City of the South, Cebu. Home to great furniture designers, the best…


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A feeling of heaven in my heart at the Amanpulo

Personal review from Vanessa Liwanag’s stay at Amanpulo in Pamalican Island in the Philippines.  The welcoming arrival – Amanpulo, Pamalican Island, Philippines Tiny dots that appear to be little islands scatter the vast blue sea, as we look from our chartered Dornier 2283 aircraft that left a very…


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Papua New Guinea: Nature and Culture

Intrepid travelers seeking something far from the easy going shores of the Caribbean or the comforts of modern Europe can embark on the ultimate pristine beach break to the wilderness of Papua New Guinea. This off the beaten track adventure is as close to the unknown as you can hope to get, a place…


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Cliff Diving Boracay: White Sands in Philippines

The pint sized yet perfect island of Boracay is quickly becoming the poster child for the beauty of the Philippines and is consistently hitting the top spot when it comes to being one of the most dazzling islands in the world. With its peachy powder stretch of sand, its palm tree fringes and its…


Luxury Lifestyle Awards Announce Best Luxury Brands of Asia

The Gala Ceremony of the Luxury Lifestyle Awards 2015 Asia, one of the most anticipated events in the world of luxury, took place on the 25th of February at Fairmont Singapore, bringing together the most honoured representatives of the Asian luxury market. The guests were welcomed to start the…


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Taketomi Island: White Sand Beaches, Japan

Take a deep breath of pristine air and throw yourself into the floral beauty and ancient traditions of Taketomi Island in Japan. Perched off the shores of Okinawa this tiny island is home to a mere three hundred inhabitants who spend their days strumming stringed banjo instruments, tending the…


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Visit Hong Kong: Top 3 hotels

I recently had the pleasure to visit Hong Kong and I got the chance to experience stays at three of the top hotels in the world. One on Kowloon and two on Hong Kong island proper. Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong Housed in the towering International Commerce Centre on the Kowloon side, the Ritz-Carlton is a…


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Harbin Ice Festival: Snowy View of China

Every year thousands brave the nerve searing temperatures, the winds and the bright blue cold to flock and see the famous Harbin Ice festival in China. Whilst summers in China are all about blushing cherry blossom, shimmering green rice paddies and sparkling lakes, the winter takes on its own kind…


Himalayan Peaks: Mother Nature's Magic

Dramatic, imposing and nothing short of majestic – the Himalayan peaks are one of Mother Nature’s most impressive feats. These are mountains beyond mountains, these are peaks that cut like a knife through the clouds, that dwarf all living things and that not even the furious beating of a birds…


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LUXURY LIFESTYLE AWARDS 2015 ASIA HONORING THE BEST OF LUXURY

  The whole world of luxury is awaiting the 9th annual Gala Ceremony of the prestigious international competition for high-end companies and brands – the Luxury Lifestyle Awards 2015 Asia. This fabulous awarding event will be hosted at the Fairmont Singapore hotel on the 25th of February,…


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Diving Koh Tao: A Thai Adventure

Jaw dropping in her beauty, sublime in her energy and flooded with chic vibes, diving Koh Tao seems to blend all the good parts of Thailand. It’s true that Koh Tao does have a few dark spots that mar the picture postcard vision but for those travelers who play it safe you can certainly find your…


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Shanghai Street Food: Corner Cuisine

Shanghai street food is a different angle of a city glittering in mass of glass and silver. Buildings spiral to scrape the sky, neon lights glaze the sidewalk and speeding bullet trains glide past soundlessly at the speed of light. The Oriental Paris may have a propelled into the future feel but…


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Taprobane Sri Lanka: Private Bliss

The exotic shores of  Taprobane Sri Lanka are calling  you to come out and play. The private island is a stone’s throw away from the shores of Weligama and from your own idyllic luxury villa you can glance out at fishermen casting their nets in the warm waters, watch cows bobbing gracefully to cool…


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Thailand Adventure: Ko Phi Phi

Lovers of Leonardo Di Caprio's thailand adventure movie The Beach, may faintly recognize the pale turquoise waters, the shimmering white sands and the impressive rocky peaks of Ko Phi Phi and Maya Bay. This is one of the locations chosen for its mesmerizing paradise charm and solitude, the latter…


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Visit Angkor Wat: The Lost City

Would you like to visit Angkor Wat? The intricate carved temples of the lost city of Angkor are one of the main reasons travelers sojourn thousands of miles but nothing can prepare you for the spectacle. Mesmerizing and mystical it is hard to believe that these ancient wonders were once carved by…


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Bodhi Tree at Bodhgaya

Those who have ever sat for a second in the lotus position, who have pored over Herman Hesse’s Siddhartha and who dream of seeking a glimpse of enlightenment will grasp the chance to sit beneath the famous Bodhi tree of Bodhgaya. This is said to be the spot where Prince Siddhartha rested beneath…


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Ananda Spa, India: Bliss in the Himalayas - Pt 2

  At Ananda Spa, each season comes with its share of beauties – spring bursts forth with colors, summer features glorious days and balmy nights, monsoons transform it into a dreamscape, autumns are splendid, and winters clear and pure. And the natural beauty of the place is augmented by the…